Research - Recent Awards

Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI , assistant professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, pictured above, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars Program. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who...
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) will lead a new project to compare the most effective treatments to help people quit smoking in real-world clinics, with a goal of tailoring and optimizing help to individual smokers. This $14 million grant from the National...
Two sets of investigators are the first recipients of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine's inaugural Cultivating Multidisciplinary Science Award. These $100,000 awards support investigator groups interested in developing multidisciplinary program project or center proposals, enabling them to collect preliminary data, develop the team and foster collaboration among PIs...
Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH , associate professor, Infectious Disease, received a five-year, $481,135 R01 award from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) for his project, "Health Systems Innovations for Supporting Transitions of Care for Incarcerated People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C and Opioid Use Disorder."...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD , associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award. This award, which recognizes research and teaching excellence in faculty who are at mid-career, provides $75,000 in flexible research funds over three years. The funds can be used for research,...
Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS , associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (pictured above in a 2017 file photo), received a Wisconsin Partnership Program Collaborative Health Sciences Program award for a new interdisciplinary research project that aims to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in Wisconsin. Colorectal cancer is the second leading...
Jeremy Kratz, MD , fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, pictured here, is one of nine subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant in the inaugural year of the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine, is the winner of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (ISDA)’s 2019 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement . 
 This honor recognizes members or fellows of IDSA...
Department of Medicine research faculty and staff will lead seven new research projects recently funded by the 2019 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Awards program . The program encourages early-stage investigators to pursue preliminary data for larger studies, supports innovative directions in clinical and translational research, and...
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...